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Saving the Amazon: The story of the indigenous women fighting climate change

November 2022

In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, a group of indigenous women are fighting climate change through reforestation and ancestral farming techniques.

 

Why climate finance matters: Your questions answered

November 2022

Climate finance is complicated, and we get a lot of questions about everything it entails. We’ve put together some answers to the ones we receive most often.

Climate finance keeps carbon where it belongs: underground

November 2022

Climate finance is essential to prevent the worst-case climate scenarios from happening and to protect the most vulnerable people from a climate breakdown.

Financing resilience: how ASAP+ is helping rural communities adapt to climate change

November 2022

When it comes to climate change, small-scale farmers are among the world’s most vulnerable communities. This is why IFAD focuses on climate resilient agriculture and climate finance through programmes like ASAP+.

Four ways small-scale fishers can help us weather the climate storm

November 2022

Climate change and environmental degradation are posing an unprecedented threat to the world. Find out how small-scale fishers are weathering the storm – and becoming part of the solution.

 

The planet is awash with climate disasters. Meet the rural people battling to endure them

November 2022

One year on from the biggest global commitment to financing climate adaptation at COP26, we are yet to see the actions needed to follow through on this promise. 

Seeing the bigger picture: 6 ways IFAD uses GIS to optimize climate investment

November 2022

Discover how IFAD uses Geographic Information Systems to better understand where and how climate change is affecting smallholder farming, and what is needed to mitigate its effects.  

A tale of two towns in Tajikistan

October 2022

In Tajikistan two neighbouring towns face different fates as one suffers the aftermath of drought and displacement and the other is saved by irrigation.

Five ways IFAD is helping to reduce rural poverty in an age of climate change

October 2022

Even when a world without poverty seems out of reach, here’s how IFAD continues to work in developing countries, amplifying the voices of rural people and integrating them into value chains, so they can earn and save, while feeding the world and conserving the natural environment. 

What’s on the menu in 2050?

October 2022

What’s on the menu in 2050? For World Food Day, we contemplate what our plates might look like in the future and explore how the world’s small-scale farmers are revolutionizing what we eat.  

Rural Women Rise

October 2022

Meet some of the inspiring women IFAD supports as they, in turn, bolster the people around them.

You are what you eat: Indigenous youths breathe new life into ancient traditions

October 2022

Young members of indigenous communities are working to reverse centuries of dispossession and preserve their way of life, including their food heritage. 

Water brings life to rural people

October 2022

Irrigation brings water to the world's poorest rural people in the right quantities and when they need it, helping farmers adapt to climate pattern shifts.

Mapping the way to a better future

September 2022

An inside look at how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help map projects and lift rural people out of poverty.

Solving a data dilemma in the Solomon Islands

September 2022

When the Solomon Islands began seeing its first cases of COVID-19 in early 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock activated emergency food relief efforts. But after years of neglecting data collection, how do you find and feed people without addresses, street names or house numbers?

IFAD’s hopes for UNGA77

September 2022

World leaders and the heads of UN agencies come together in New York this week for the UN General Assembly. As global crises compound and converge, now is the time for global action and common ground. IFAD’s President-elect, Alvaro Lario, will use this opportunity to advocate for rural people and push to transform food systems.

A new sustainable way to fish for better incomes and diets in Nigeria and Ghana

September 2022

Cage aquaculture is a greener, cheaper method of fish farming. Thanks to South-South and Triangular Cooperation, ProSCAWA is helping small-scale fishers get started with cage aquaculture and meet growing demand for fish.

It’s time to transform African agriculture. These numbers show why

September 2022

African agriculture is at a crucial juncture. It has enormous potential to not only feed Africa, but also the world. Yet, global conditions are holding small-scale African farmers back. Five numbers show how transforming African agriculture can make a big difference.

East Africa is experiencing its worst drought in decades. It’s time to invest in climate adaptation

August 2022

East Africa is experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades, with millions facing food insecurity as crops fail, livestock die and water sources dry up. Read how IFAD is building resilience to climate change and what else needs to be done.

Women-led sea patrols in the Philippines are protecting livelihoods and the ocean

August 2022

Coastal communities in the Philippines depend on the sea for sustenance, but these once thriving oceans are emptying due to climate change and harmful fishing practices. Local women are fighting back, protecting fisheries while using them sustainably.

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